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Driver over legal limit in fatal I-95 car wreck

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POSTED: July 18, 2012 2:50 p.m.

The woman involved in the head-on collision last month that claimed the life of a Bryan County deputy was reportedly intoxicated at the time of the crash.

Georgia State Patrol has confirmed that Patricia Ann Collins, 23, of Richmond Hill, had a blood alcohol content of 0.139, well above the legal limit of 0.08, the night the car she was the wrong way on I-95.

Collins was driving south in the northbound lane of I-95 just after 2 a.m. June 15 when she collided head-on with a K-9 unit cruiser driven by Sgt. Robert “Bobby” Crapse, who later died from injuries sustained in the accident. Collins was taken to Memorial University Medical Center, where she was hospitalized until recently.

Crapse, 32, who had been with the BCSD since 1999, was assigned to the K-9 unit and was on duty when the accident occurred. His K-9 partner, Seppe, suffered minor injuries from the accident and has since been retired.

A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said the investigation is still underway and charges in the case are pending.

 

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